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Daria Monotreme

"I would look up ~ and laugh ~ and love ~ and lift." (Howard Arnold Walter)"

female, age 114
Speaks: German
Joined Feb 14, 2002


>Wake Up<




We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.



…what shadows we pursue. ~ Edmund Burke


Why do you spend money...for what does not satisfy?...come to Me... ~ the Creator  = )  (Isa. 55: 2-3)

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Joined Feb 14, 2002 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups $ Boycotts $, Amnesty International, Care2 Suicide Intervention- Information Only, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Get Out The Progressive Vote!, Human Rights Network, Love, Tolerance, and Ridiculous Stuff, Oxfam, Protect Arctic Refuge, Suicide And Depression (S.A.D) (Preventive- Information Group), Tobacco Free Kids, Union of Concerned Scientists
Hometown Germany 
Birthday July 30, 1903  
Languages German  
About Me an anachronistic, cross-pollinated hybrid (or, a monotreme) ;-)
~a scientist and mystic, chipper and intense, into the aesthetic and into activism, I'm a "cosmic patriot" who's both an unflagging optimist and an unrelenting pessimist (see G.K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy")
  Introduce yourself to Daria
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me Sometimes, I listen to cheesy Kazakh pop music. HElp! ; )
My Philosophy baby-step it

be real

life poop that gets dumped in our "backyard" can become great fertilizer ; )

invite God into each moment (that is, the conscious communion with God, since God of course fills every moment, but we are most often too dulled and distracted to notice)
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why heavens!--how does one narrow that down?--we are constantly being changed by what we encounter, in whatever form, and the changes keep happening, which is as it should be... : )
What Bugs Me  
Inspirations nature and the Creator and people like~, my sibs and my cousin Terry, a particular Stephen Smith : ), Kim Phuc and Mukhtaran Bibi, Muhammad Yunus, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, Oswald Chambers, Louisa May Alcott, Sojourner Truth, Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Jesus, my parents and grandparents, my mentor-friend Jackie Cotton, Wilberforce and U.S. 1860s activists, the prophet-prince Daniel  
Quotation (among others) Oswald Chambers: The whole of the an aspiration for unbroken communion with God.

Dan Allender: To honor what God has called me to be is the reason I choose the path of change.

Oswald Chambers: There is a difference between devotion to a Person and devotion to principles or to a cause. [Jesus] never proclaimed a cause; he proclaimed personal devotion to Himself.

Unless we can look the darkest...fact full in the face without damaging God's character, we do not yet know Him. sacramental...In every wind that blows, in every night and day of the year, in every sign of the sky, in every blossoming and in every withering of the earth, there is a real coming of God to us if we will simply use our starved imagination to realize it.

Tennyson: is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from central gloom,
And heated hot with burning fears,
And dipt in baths of hissing tears,
And batter’d with the shocks of doom
To shape and use.

C. S. Lewis: Most things which humans are excited about, such as health and sickness, age and youth, or war and peace, are, from the point of view of the spiritual life, mainly raw material.

Solomon (Prov. 24:11-12): Deliver those being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold them back. If you say, "See, what did I know of this," does not He consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to people according to their work?

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.

Mother Teresa: If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire: We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.

G.K. Chesterton: It will be said that a rational person accepts the world as mixed of good and evil with a decent satisfaction and a decent endurance. But this is exactly the attitude which I maintain to be defective...what we need is not the cold acceptance of the world as a compromise, but some way in which we can heartily hate and heartily love it...We have to feel the universe at once as an ogre's castle, to be stormed, and yet as our own cottage, to which we can return at evening... can [we] hate it enough to change it, and yet love it enough to think it worth changing?

Nietzsche: Let [you] who fights monsters beware lest [you] become a monster; and [you] who gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Interests this wondrous universe = )  
Books Godan--Premchand, Watership Down--Adams, Orthodoxy--Chesterton, The Screwtape Letters--C.S. Lewis, The Brothers Karamazov--Dostoevsky, Man's Search for Meaning--Frankl, the Bible = ), Lord of the Rings--Tolkien, Beloved--Toni Morrison  
Music classical, --European and American--, from Hildegard of Bingen and Palestrina, to Tobias Picker and Osvaldo Golijov, Enya, old-time jazz and Latin music, other "world" music  
Movies Miyazaki films, Himalaya, Pride and Prejudice (1994), Jean de Florette, Manon de Source, A Town Like Alice, Dead Poets Society, Ladyhawke, Amelie, Monty Python: The Search for the Holy Gr, Lord of the Rings, ...yes: The Sound of Music  
TV Shows TV programming is mostly yuck and blah  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places my grandparents' old thatched-roof home, CO Rockies, N. CA coast, Swiss and Italian Alps, Amrum (in the N. Sea), Ruegen (in the Baltic), Vienna, Yosemite and giant sequoia groves, Bryce and Zion NP  
Can't Live Without  
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:33 AM

    Cheryl B. (206)
    Hi dear Daria - hard to believe another year has passed, but I bet you are going to have a wonderfully happy new year ahead, my friend. I hope you are doing well.
    Love, Cheryl xxxooo

    Jul 26, 2011 3:11 PM

    Cheryl B. (206)

    Hi Daria - thinking of you and hope your special day will be extra-specially happy!

    Apr 23, 2011 1:02 PM

    Cheryl B. (206)
     easter    May you receive many blessing this beautiful Easter weekend, Daria. I think of you often and hope you are well.


    Love, Cheryl  easter

    Apr 16, 2010 11:12 AM

    Cheryl B. (206)
    Dear Daria -
    day and weekend!
    Love, Cheryl

    Apr 1, 2010 5:13 PM

    Cheryl B. (206)
    Dear Daria - may you have many...
    Love, Cheryl  easter

    Dec 12, 2009 7:48 AM

    Cheryl B. (206)
    Dear Daria - I hope you are well and enjoying this beautiful time of the year.
    Love, Cheryl
    joy  snowman

    Jun 18, 2009 1:01 PM

    Cheryl B. (206)

    Especially for you because you're such a special person!

    Mar 21, 2009 10:32 AM

    Sandy K. (1)

    Happy Spring

    I like this one too!
    Mar 21, 2009 10:30 AM

    Sandy K. (1)

    MySpace Graphics

    HUGS to you Daria!
    Dec 26, 2008 6:44 PM

    Sandy K. (1)

    Christian Glitter by

    May God always bless you Daria.
    Dec 21, 2008 11:18 AM

    Patricia D. (41)
    Please forgive.. I had to break this into 3 comments, so please begin with #3 and read up. p

    Here we are, as we pray for peace,
    We’ll live simply and give more.
    We care for those far and near to us,
    Which brings cheer to us, once more.

    God brings down
    The haughty from high places,
    And lifts up the low.
    God cares for the hungry and the humble, so –
    Forget the stress and let the peace and justice flow!

    Dec 21, 2008 11:09 AM

    Patricia D. (41)
    Have Yourself a Peace and Justice Christmas

    Have yourself a peace and justice Christmas,
    Set your heart a-right.
    Flee the malls and focus on Christ’s guiding light.

    Have yourself a peace and justice Christmas,
    Give your time a way.
    Share God’s love, And serve “the least of these” today.

    Dec 21, 2008 11:01 AM

    Patricia D. (41)
    A Christmas song for you—to the tune of "Have Yourself a
    Merry Little Christmas."   

    Dec 16, 2008 1:47 PM

    Mayke K. (237)

    Sweet, beautiful Daria,
    I hope you are well and happy. Thanks for being such an inspiring light!
    Much love,

    Dec 13, 2008 2:07 PM

    Cheryl B. (206)
    Dearest Daria, what a wonderful friend you are!  I haven't been able to be on C2 very much, but looking through my messages, I find some special things from you.  You are truly a beautiful person!  Have a happy Christmas, dear friend.

    Lots of Love, Cheryl

    Dec 8, 2008 2:48 PM

    Heidi T. (2)

    Love the new pic! Beautiful smile.

    Nov 26, 2008 8:02 PM

    Sandy K. (1)

    Awesome MySpace Comments & Myspace Layouts

    Have a very blessed day Daria!
    Oct 13, 2008 7:59 PM

    Sandy K. (1)

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    Beautiful picture Daria!
    Oct 3, 2008 5:56 AM

    Mayke K. (237)

    Daria, it's so good to see your new profile picture! Congrats, dear friend!!
    I hope you are having the time of your life in Arizona, and that it feels like home for you.
    Alles Gute to you... Lots of love and a warm hug
    ~ Mayke

    Jul 27, 2008 2:56 PM

    Sandy K. (1)

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    I hope you are having fun, relaxing, and spoiling yourself on your birthday. You have worked so hard and deserve many blessings for years to come. Much love and hugs to you!
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